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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 22, 2011 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: improv style, jazz vs. classical, drama

very interesting thread ...

I'm not big on jazz, and feel sort of guilty about it, I assume one needs a more sophisticatd ear than I possess to appreciate it ... but it's interesting you don't want to hear it called "smooth." There are so many radio stations that bill themselves as "smooth jazz"! Are they just all schmaltz?

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jul 22, 2011 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: improv style, jazz vs. classical, drama

Liking or disliking jazz is just a matter of taste Ring,you need not have a more sophisticated ear,with some time spent on it and your level of intelligence you would grasp a working knowledge very quickly.
Anything touted as smooth jazz is a weak,bastardized version,similar to the easy listening music version of rock,soul or pop songs you might hear while in an elevator or supermarket.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jul 23, 2011 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: improv style, jazz vs. classical, drama

This reply just goes out to all who responded to the original post. My nieve take on this is quite possibly the WHO .I'm not saying that they directly influenced the DEAD but going way back to Montery and then Tommy hits big ,well is there any comparison w/ suites and reprises and the straight rock opera. I might be totally wrong but Townsend was into all kinds of music as was Jerry so Iam kinda linking them in a far off sort of way.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jul 23, 2011 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: improv style, jazz vs. classical, drama

This reply just goes out to all who responded to the original post. My nieve take on this is quite possibly the WHO .I'm not saying that they directly influenced the DEAD but going way back to Montery and then Tommy hits big ,well is there any comparison w/ suites and reprises and the straight rock opera. I might be totally wrong but Townsend was into all kinds of music as was Jerry so Iam kinda linking them in a far off sort of way.

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